Remembrance event dedicated to the 9th anniversary of the murder of IstanbulArmenian journalist, founder and editor in chief of “Agos” newspaper Hrant Dink took place in Yerevan. “A New Awakening” NGO operating in Istanbul and “Hrant Dink” foundation conducted a petition at the Yerevan Municipality aimed at naming one of Yerevan streets after Hrant Dink. Dozens of citizens joint the petition. After conducting a silent assembly for nearly one hour at the Yerevan Municipality, the organizers submitted a request to the Yerevan Municipality calling to name one of the streets of Yerevan after Hrant Dink.
In an interview with “Armenpress”, Yerevan representative of “A New Awakening” NGO Nshan Kyuregh mentioned with sorrow that no largescale events or protests are conducted in Armenia on the remembrance days of Hrant Dink. “It would be very desirable if the political parties of Armenia organize events or protests dedicated to the memory of Hrant Dink on these days, like it happens in Istanbul. Now our goal is to success in naming one of Yerevan streets after Hrant Dink, because we do not hear the name of Hrant Dink very frequently in Armenia. I would like very much that in 2017, which is the 10th anniversary of Dink’s death, political parties of Armenia become more active and organize largescale activities”, he said.
After submitting the results of the petition and the request to the Municipality, the participants walked in the direction of the Republican Square. Participants of the event reached Mashtots Avenue chanting “Armenia remembers you”, “We are all Hrant”, “Street, struggle, freedom” from where they took the direction to the Republican Square from Amiryan Street. Petition went on at the Republican Square. Numerous citizens joint it. The event dedicated to the memory of Hrant Dink ended at the Republican Square with a candlelighting ceremony.